Hammer Coral
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  • Hammer Coral

  • Euphyllia ancora

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  • Tank Size: 10 Gallons
    Tempermant: Aggressive
    Lighting: Moderate
    Water Flow: Moderate
    Placement: Bottom to Middle
    Maximum Size:
    Coloration: Yellow, Tan, Blue, Green
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Indo-Pacific Ocean, Maldives, Indonesia, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Australia
    Reef Compatible:
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Hammer Wall Coral, Hammer Bicolor Coral, Hammer Color Coral, Hammer Metallic Coral, Hammer Toxic Coral, Hammer Pink Peach Coral, Anchor Coral, Euphyllia Hammer Coral
  • Description
  • The Hammer Coral is one of the most elegant and easily recognizable of all large polyp stony (LPS) corals. The Hammer Coral gets its name from its polyps which look like the head of a hammer. Hammer Corals can come in a wide range of stunning colors as well.

    Hammer Corals are known to be aggressive corals, and will extend their tentacles out at night and sting neighboring corals. For this reason it is best to provide tons of room between Hammer Corals and their neighbors. Hammer Corals are even able to sting close by fish.

    Hammer Corals are pretty easy to take care of as well. They need to be placed near the bottom to the middle of the tank. They do not do well when very close to super intense lighting. Hammer Corals prefer both moderate lighting and flow rates. If you see that your Hammer Coral is retracted a lot, try moving it slightly until you see more polyp extension.

    Hammer Corals get most of their nutrition from photosynthesis and the water column. If you would like to supplement your Hammer Corals diet, try adding micro-plankton or baby brine shrimp to your tank in the evening hours. Adding trace elements to your tank will also help your Hammer Coral thrive.

    Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions about the Hammer Coral and if it’s the right coral for your system.

    Tiny: Up to 1.5", Small: Over 1.5-2", Small / Medium: Over 2-2.5", Medium: Over 2.5-3", Medium / Large: Over 3-3.5", Large: Over 3.5-4", Extra Large: Over 4-5", Extra Extra Large: Over 5-6", Show Size: Over 6-7", Jumbo: Over 7"

    If you have any questions please contact Eric Cohen TankStop owner and well respected industry veteran.

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